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Discover Manti-La Sal National Forest's diverse terrain- from mountains to scale, trails to explore, waters to fish, and abundant camping areas perfect for creating family traditions. Scenic byways and backways offer motorists stunning vista views.

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The Manti-La Sal National Forest stretches from central Utah to southeastern Utah and into Colorado. The 1,413,111-acre forest is managed for multiple uses such as range, timber, minerals, water, wildlife, and recreation. Manti-La Sal is made up of three primary land areas: the Manti Division, the La Sal Division at Moab, and the La Sal Division at Monticello. Today the forest offers people a retreat from the hurry of modern life. Please check our Alerts and Notifications and Incident Information before recreating in the Forest. Forests implement closures and important notifications at various times for your safety. 

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COVID-19 Information:

Due to current U.S. Department of Agriculture COVID-19 restrictions, Manti-La Sal National Forest offices remain closed to the public. 

The Manti-La Sal National Forest encourages the public to recreate responsibly. Law enforcement and/or search and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID-19 issues. We also encourage you to follow all public health guidelines regarding social distancing while you recreate on the Manti-La Sal National Forest.

For more information about how the Forest Service is responding to COVID-19, visit  Forest Service Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates.
For Utah's COVID-19 guidelines, please visit here.
For Colorado's COVID-19 guidelines, please visit here.



Volunteers in Dark Canyon Wilderness

Man building trail among cliffs


Volunteers from throughout the United States help maintain a scenic hiking trail that winds through Dark Canyon Wilderness -- Horse Pasture Trail. They backpacked about five miles into the wilderness, set up camp for the week, and then hiked to the work project each day.

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